An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multibillion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts also see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
Jiang Tianyong Chinese rights lawyer sentenced to two years in prison
Rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has been handed a two-year jail term on the charge of "inciting subversion of state power." The verdict is the latest in a crackdown on activism that international critics fear is worsening.
Rights advocate Amnesty International accuses the Myanmar government of imposing an apartheid regime. Since violence broke out in August, over 600,000 Rohingya have so far fled the country's western Rakhine state.
China calls on Germany to ensure mutual respect after Tibetan flags emerge at football match
Beijing has warned Germany of "defending Tibet independence," saying the match host must ensure respect between the countries. The activists said they only wanted to highlight the plight of Tibetans in China.